Volume 128, Issue 1, July 2010
Index of content:
- MUSIC AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 
128(2010); http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.3442576View Description Hide Description
The mechanical admittance of the soundboards of four full-size concert harps from three manufacturers was measured, and the results show that there is little variation between them. More detailed vibro-acoustic data were then obtained for an Aoyama Amphion harp. Analysis of these data show that the individual soundholes amplify the radiated sound in successive frequency bands associated with the modal frequencies of the soundboard. The lower holes tend to contribute at the lower end of the frequency scale, and the higher holes at the higher end of the scale.